A terrible tragedy to the end of the year saw how
a young man was knocked over and killed South of the Bowburn
interchange on the Motorway. The road was closed for some
time and it was later announced that a local man aged 29 was hit by
while trying to cross the A1M .
Xmas Disco (14.12.08)
The management committee of Bowburn Community
Association next meets this Wednesday (November 26). It will be making
important decisions on how to cut its refurbishment plans, following
advice from Durham City Council that funding is unlikely to be found
for the full scheme.
The meeting starts at 7pm and all affiliated
groups are urged to make sure their representatives attend.
Big Band is Back 22.11.08
– By Popular demand tickets are now on sale for the Bush Big
Band Christmas event, in Bowburn Community Centre, on Friday, December
12. The £7.50 tickets include a buffet meal and can be bought
at the Community Centre (0191-377-0571) or by ringing 0191-377-0653.
New quiz 21.11.08
The latest Bowburn word quiz is now out. These
popular quizzes help raise funds for the Bowburn & Parkhill
Community Partnership and are compiled by its secretary, Janet
Blackburn. Entry forms are £1 each, with prizes of
£20, £10 and £5. Closing date: February
13, 2009. Available by ringing 0191-377-0653.
Trading Standards 20/11/08
CONTACT OFFICER Sharon Harrison TEL NO. 0191 383
FAX. 0191 383 4234
An Incident in Durham recentlty saw a lady in the
Carrville area has had a roofing
company knocking on her door 'looking' for roofing jobs. They gave a
quote which was valid for three days only - the price appears to be
much lower than the 'normal price'. There are no address details on the
flier and the quote. Instead of giving cancellation rights they have a
clause which states 'In the event of
cancellation the full cost of
materials must be paid for'.
The only other information we have is they
were driving a dark van. Please remember, if someone tries to sell you
something in your own home, you should be given cancellation rights, of
course there are exceptions to this. For further guidance and
clarification on The Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumers Home
or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008 (Doorstep Selling Rights) please
contact Trading Standards on 0191 383 3589
contact us if you have any further information, such as names and
descriptions of the people, registration number and further details of
Football Manager Steps Down 14.11.09
A Local football sunday morning team were shocked
week when there Manager called a meeting and decided to quit.
Bowburn Crowtrees football manager Gary Hutchinson packed in the role
after a number of bad results and lack of players .Gary is expected to
team back up with Cooperage manager Gary Parle who he once played for
but rumours also say he will be going back to refereeing and helping
the youngsters from Bowburn where his own son now plays.
When asked to what he was doing next he replied
to do a car boot this week with the wife and will decide over the next
fortnight ,I would like to wish the new manager all the best they were
and still are a great set of lads but thought it was just to much
running about for one person and after a string of bad results I
decided to call a meeting to discuss recent results but decided on the
spot to step down " Euan Underwood has taken over the
Bowburn Local History Society has been awarded
£9,000 in the National Lottery’s latest round of
“Awards for All”, to help equip its new resource
centre. Thanks to an earlier grant from the village Community Chest,
City Fabrications, of Bowburn, last week fitted security grills to the
room where the group will keep its books, photos, files, equipment and
memorabilia. Anyone seeking further information can contact the
group’s secretary, Malcolm Bell, on 0191-377-1391, or come to
one of its monthly meetings. The next meeting is this Thursday (20
November), in Bowburn Community Centre, starting at 7pm.
The next meeting of Bowburn & Parkhill
Community Partnership is on Tuesday (18 November), in Bowburn Community
Centre, starting at 6.30pm. Open to all local residents.
Decontamination report. 11.11.08
Geoff Woodcock, of the Esh Group, Esh House,
Bowburn, will give a presentation to Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish
Council on Wednesday (19 November) about the decontamination of the
site of the former Cape asbestos factory. He will also give news about
the planning application, expected soon, for the detailed layout of
housing on the site. The Council’s meeting are open to the
public. This month’s meeting is in Bowburn Community Centre,
starting at 7.00pm.
Bowburn Banner Group has gratefully accepted an
offer by David Gibson, of Trimdon Grange, to make the 1985 Tursdale
Mechanics NUM banner available to march with them into next
year’s Durham Miners’ Gala. The banner, which had
been lost for many years, was retrieved two months ago by Mr Gibson,
with the help of the Durham Mining Museum. It made its first public
re-appearance at the Bowburn group’s Heritage Open Day
exhibition on 13 September.
New Road Opens (31.11.08)
The new A1(M) to A19 link road, from Park Hill to
Byers Garth, was officially opened yesterday, by Paul Clark, MP,
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.
Sad News (03.11.08)
Bowburn villager Colin McCormick passed away this
Colin was a district
councillor for Cassop-cum-Quarrington from 1973 till 1999 and during
that time was regularly seen on his Sunday morning walkabout through
We would like to pass our condolences to Colin's Family
Bowburn Charity Football (30.10.08)
Bowburn Cooperage FC are organizing a Youngns vs
Oldens charity football match, tomorrow (Saturday 1 November), in aid
of the Robbie Jones Trust. In the evening, a raffle will be held during
the Band Night at The Cooperage.
Church Services (30.10.08)
The Christ the King church service this Sunday,
All Saints Sunday (2 November), starts at 9.30am. The All Souls Service
on Monday (3 November) starts at 7.30pm. Next weekend, Anglicans and
Methodists will join for a Remembrance Sunday (9 November) service in
the church at 9.30am, followed by a service at the war memorial at
Youth Club (30.10.08)
Evans Youth Club (Bowburn Youth Project) will hold its Annual General
Meeting next Friday (7 November)starting at 6.30pm. All supporters are
welcome to attend, especially – but not only – if
they are interested in joining the management committee
Energy Saving Questions?? (21.10.08)
Bowburn Community Association is asking users of
the community centre what they think about plans to include various
energy saving and environmentally friendly features in its proposed
A simple questionnaire can be picked up from the centre and should be
returned by the end of this month
Culvert Damage (21.10.08)
Anxiety about flooding problems at Bowburn beck
were not helped on Monday (20 October) when a vehicle was driven over
the culvert near to Charlesworth Close, causing it to collapse.
Ironically, the vehicle belonged to a company that specialises in drain
and sewer clearance.
Bowburn Calendar (21.10.08)
Once again, Bowburn's History Group have produced
a calendar for 2009. The calendar for next year features photographs of
prominent village buildings which are no longer in existence
The calendar is on sale at the following locations
- Crowtrees Workingmens Club
- Bowburn Medical Centre
- Post Office
- Petrol Station
- Atkinsons Newsagents
- Scarrs Newsagents
- Andersons Bakery
- Bowburn Pharmacy
- Bowburn Community Centre
Get your copy now
Childrens Disco (21.10.08)
As everyone knows by now or should do we are
raise as much money as we can for the Robbie Jones Trust for more
details and events click on the link above .We are now selling raffle
tickets for a top prize of a holiday for a family of four people in a
five star hotel in Cyprus worth over £2000 this will be drawn
the 25th at Ramside Hall .The cost of the tickets are £5 each
are for a great prize and cause if anyone would like 1 or more then
contact Robbies parents or email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will pass the information on THANKYOU.
Players Wanted for Village Team
Bowburn crowtrees who play in the Durham and
sunday Morning League are looking for new players due to a number of
players leaving due to work commitments etc ,please note this is a
adult football team and you must be over the age of 17 to play ,if you
are intrested then please contact the club manager at
Race Night A Success(30.09.08)
Both Bowburn Cooperage F.C. and Bowburn Youth F.C.
a joint Race Night last night in the Cooperage pub with money raised
going to both clubs ,Gary and Jane from both clubs would like to thank
the Landlord John and everyone who attended for making it a great night
keep looking at both there websites here on the sports pages
Copper Pipe Stolen (26.09.08)
A incident recently saw a copper gas pipe stolen
the wall luckily they turned the gas of first ,obviously this is very
dangerous so please keep your eyes open and like any other time if you
can smell gas turn off the supply and let the experts check it out.
Possible Diesel Theft (26.09.08)
A car looked as though someone had tried to
syphon Diesel recently as the cap was removed and signs of syphoning
were there, luckily the owner had been on a long trip and had no diesel
or very little in the tank. Please keep your eyes open and report any
incident like this to the Police.
Broadway Comes to Bowburn (26.09.08)
Press statement on behalf of Bowburn Community
The increasingly popular show group, "On
performing at Bowburn Community Centre on Friday 10th October.
The group, which has four female vocalists and live drums and guitars
backing, has drawn a growing band of followers from around the region
as it has toured with concerts in aid of numerous charities.
At the Durham's Gala Theatre, recently, it helped
funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, while wowing an audience of
nearly 400, paying £9 per ticket.
Bowburn Community Association has chosen to charge only £1 per ticket
(50p children and OAPs)
but hopes the audience will help the community centre and the many
local groups that use it by buying raffle and tombola tickets.
A collection will also be made for Robbie Jones,
two-year-old from Bowburn who returned home recently after narrowly
The concert will consist of popular favourites
musicals. It starts at 7.30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm.
Savouries and other refreshments will be also be on sale from the
community centre's kitchen counter.
To be sure of a ticket, ring (0191) 377-0571.
permitting, they will also be available at the door.
Cape site decontamination going well (25.09.08)
Thanks to our friends at the Bowburn Interchange
for this story
Work is well on schedule in the decontamination of
the former Cape
factory site, Geoff Woodcock, of the Esh Group, and Phil Brown, of
Sirius Remediation, told the September meeting of the Bowburn &
Parkhill Community Partnership.
Clearance of the main asbestos pit is complete and everything removed
there down to virgin clay. Two zones, west and south of the pit, have
also been examined. An area has been cleared at the north-east corner
of the site, to store the clean top soil. The large concrete slab was
being made ready for lifting and crushing. The edges of the slab, were
gaps for drainage had some asbestos contamination, were the next target
for attention. A strip of land between the slab and PC
Henderson’s would be cleared soon, after seeds from protected
orchids had been collected for re-sowing. Shrubs and trees were being
examined. This included seven mature trees next to the Durham road,
which it was hoped could be saved, though that depended on whether soil
around their roots contained an unacceptable level of contamination.
The nine air monitors, Mr. Woodcock reported, had shown no indications
of unacceptable levels of air-borne asbestos (i.e. less than 0.01
fibres per litre) and in general the overall amount of contamination
had been less than had been allowed for.
Progress had not been delayed by the bad weather, largely because
efforts had been made to work faster than scheduled during the earlier
dry weather. All being well, there would be very little
Hartlepool-bound traffic from October onwards, as the main efforts
moved to crushing the concrete slab. This was currently being cleared
and swept, with swab tests being done to ensure no contamination
A planning application for the detailed housing
element of the new
development was bring prepared. It was expected that it would contain
between 250 and 280 residential units, including 30% affordable houses
to be provided by a housing association. (These might all be for rent,
or some may be for shared equity or shared ownership, depending on the
plans of the housing association when that is chosen.) The remaining
houses will be for sale, by Dunelm Houses, at between
£150,000 and £250,000 each.
When the detailed layout is worked out, the
Community Partnership and
the two parish councils (for the site is actually in Shincliffe parish)
will be consulted, before the planning application is submitted.
The Esh Group had not yet started marketing the
six acre commercial use
site, although some possible layouts were being considered. The Esh
House car park will be extended into the site.
Mr. Brown reported that traffic movements were now
down to 15 per week
(compared with 60 per week during the early busy period). 30,000 tonnes
of material had been removed, though no more than one or two per cent
of this had been asbestos. Even this had overwhelmingly (up to 95%)
been asbestos cement sheeting, which does not yield asbestos fibres
unless smashed up. Asbestos had been found in larger amounts than
predicted in the factory’s tanks, from which 2,000 tonnes had
been safely removed. The last known contaminated area would be cleared
when the protected orchids were catered for. That will more or less
signal the end of wagon movements, he said.
It was noted that there had been complaints at one
stage about wagons
leaving the site and then going down Tail upon End Lane, contrary to
instructions. The contractors had been warned that they would lose the
contract if one was found to do it again and, to the best of Mr.
Woodcock’s and Mr. Brown’s knowledge, the practice
had ceased immediately.
When asked about the possible nuisance of noise,
when work on crushing
the concrete slab commenced, Mr. Brown said the crushers were unlikely
to work on Saturdays, though they had planning permission to do so, and
they would only work between 8.00am and 6.00pm on weekdays. The nearest
machines would be 200 to 300 metres from the nearest houses, and would
move progressively away from them, towards the railway. Experience led
them to believe this would not be a major problem for neighbours, being
much further away than on many other sites.
The visitors were also asked about drainage plans,
given that all
sewage from the village goes to Bowburn Sewage Treatment Works, which
is already running to capacity. They replied that Northumbrian Water
had told them these were due to be upgraded by November 2010. It was
hoped to have the first houses occupied in 2009, using existing foul
water drainage from the site. However, if NWL required it, temporary
holding tanks would be used and sewage tankered away until new
drainage, which would not come through the village, was in operation.
“Percent for art”
Mr. Woodcock announced that his company was
expecting to commission or
make a contribution towards a work of public art, as a condition of
their planning permission. He asked members of the Community
Partnership to put some thought into what they would like the Esh Group
to spend this money on in the village. His own view was that it should
be something that benefited the whole community, not just the residents
of the new estate.
The latest edition of the quarterly village newsletter, Bowburn
Interchange, was printed this week and will be delivered to every local
household over the next few days. It can be viewed on-line at .
What would you like to see more of or less of in the interchange? let
us have your views .
The trustees of the Bowburn & Parkhill
Community Partnership met this week to plan how to take forward a
number of improvements in the village, whose need has been identified
over the last few years. They include street lights, footpaths, fencing
and street furniture.What do you think we need?
Happy Birthday (23.09.08)
Upcoming Performance (16.09.08)
Church Dedication (14.09.08)
The Village Church held it's dedication ceremony
on Saturday and is now open for worship.
Congratulations to all concerned in getting the
church up and running again
Heritage Event (08.09.08)
Get along to the Community Centre this Saturday to
see a 'host' of banners and other heritage presentations.
Crowtrees Fundraising Night (08.09.08)
A fundraising night at Bowburn Crowtrees WMC on
Saturday night for the Robbie Jones appeal raised nearly
Robbie's parents, Jill and Wayne, and their families would like to
thank everyone for
their support especially Susan Teasdale who did lots of work behind
the scenes, and for all the donations from local Companies
including the raffle prizes which came from all over.
Special thanks to Andersons
Bakers, the bar staff and Jimmy on the disco who all gave up their own
Time and once again to everyone who attended and made it a special
There are also other events happening over the
coming weeks including:
27th Sept DRAG QUEEN Brian WRIGHT + Disco Karoke
and Raffle at The Station Pub Meadowfield £2.50/Ticket
You can also find out more on ITV tonight 10.30pm and on Robbie's
new website which is currently being developed and updated at
Fundraising night for Robbies Appeal (21.08.08)
A night in
aid of Robbie has been organised by Thompson Building
Robbies father, works for the Durham branch of Thompson Building
Centres as a wagon driver and all the staff there wanted to do
something to help a fellow colleague who has been so unfortunate.
They have got together and
organised a night of entertainment as listed below:
Tues 14th October 2008
Shotton Comrades Club
will also be a raffle and an auction on the night.
are available from the local Branch Director of Thompsons, Ian Fish
Ganley in the HR Dept tel:
donations for the night will be greatly accepted and 100% of the
proceeds will go to aid Robbie.
30 years of Photographs (18.08.08)
Bowburn Local History group have arranged an event
for Thursday 21st August.
Bill Swinburn, local photographer and member of Durham photographic
society, will give a slide show of his work over the last 30
years at Bowburn community centre starting at 7.00pm. A 50p
donation to the society is suggested for non-members attending.
Durham Gala Theatre Supports Bowburn Child
A few weeks ago a Bowburn infant, Robbie Jones,
who is under two years old was rushed into University Hospital Durham
where he was then urgently transferred to Newcastle after been
he has suffered terrible injuries and for a few days it
was uncertain whether he was going to survive at all.
His mother is a member of staff at the gala theatre in Durham and the
staff there, as well as stars from all over, have agreed to give up
there time to have a special evening at the Gala in Durham to raise
funds for Robbie as well as the Meningitis Trust.
special night will be held on 17th October
at 7.30pm. You can book online at www.galadurham.co.uk
or by phone at 0191 332 4041.
You can also follow progress at www.robbiesnight.co.uk
Please give your support for this village infant and a worthy cause.
at Bowburn Crowtrees WMC on the 6th September staff have given up
there time for a disco and Raffle to raise funds.
Tickets will be £3 and are available from Linda Jones or ask
behind the bar for details so if you cannot go to the gala why not come
along and have a great night for this special cause.
Interior almost ready! (15.08.08)
3 Streets Book Sale (05.08.08)
Latest Church Pictures (01.08.08)
Thanks to Edwin Kelly for these latest photographs
Church Watch (23.07.08)
Won't be long now................
Family Fun Day Poster (21.07.08)
More details on Family Fun Day as mentioned
Church Watch (16.07.08)
a further Church pictorial update. (pictures'
courtesy of Edwin Kelly)
Family Fun Day at Community Centre (15.07.08)
A family fun day will be held at Bowburn Community
Centre on Tuesday 12th August.
More details soon.
Banner Parade USA style (12.06.08)
Saturday saw the banner paraded through the
village led by the Ohio Brass Band from USA.
A member of the travelling entourage told
bowburn.net "We have been overwhelmed by the warmth and courtesy
extended to us on our stay here. The people of Bowburn are wonderful."
From all at bowburn.net - thank you for coming over and we wish you a
safe journey home
Look out for more pictures in the gallery soon.
If you have pictures from marching through Durham
then let us have a copy and we can publish on the web site
Banner Group Night Out (07.07.08)
Woodland Trust Outing (07.07.08)
Not quite in the village but sounds like a great
Archive pages created
To condense the data we have archived the information from 2006
& 2007 to different pages.
To access old data please use the links above for relevant years.
This page will only contain information from the current year
Church Watch (05.07.08)
US band jets to Bowburn (04.07.08)
Villagers in Bowburn are
gearing themselves up to receive the Ohio Brass Band (OBB), which
arrives in Durham on Friday 4 July. It will play three concerts in the
Durham Brass Band Festival and march Bowburn's banners in the Durham
Miners' Gala on Saturday 12 July.
This will be the first American band to play at Durham Big Meeting
since 1961, when a US Air Force band marched in the Tanfield Miners
Lodge, causing a sensation that many still remember with awe.
Coincidentally, at least one member of that band, quoted in the County
Durham Advertiser on 22 July 1961, was also from Ohio. It is clear that
he too was overwhelmed by the experience.
This year's OBB consists of members of several brass bands in the
Columbus, Ohio area of the USA. They are: the Brass Band of Columbus
(10 times winners of The North American Brass Band Association
Championship Section), the Central Ohio Brass Band (2007 winners of the
Honors Section of NABBA), the Scioto Valley Brass and Percussion
Company, the Ohio Valley British Brass Band and the Alumni Band of The
Ohio State University Marching Band (the world’s largest
Clearly the OBB is a top class band and Bowburn is right to be excited.
The band is leaving Columbus on 3 July, arriving at Manchester Airport
the next morning (Friday 4 July) and then travelling to Durham. They
return to the USA on 14 July.
While in the UK the bandsmen will tour Edinburgh, York, and London,
seeing the sights, but not performing. They are paying their own travel
and lodging expenses, though the Bowburn Banner Group is paying a fee
to the band itself for the Gala weekend and are assisting in various
ways while they are here in Durham. "This will be a great occasion, so
we are keen to make them as welcome as possible", said Banner Group
chairman Dennis Morgan. He added, "We hope everyone in Durham will give
them a holiday to remember!"
The OBB will play a free Eve of Gala Celebration concert, in Bowburn
Community Centre, on Friday 11 July. Admission will be
limited to 300, with free tickets and programmes available at the door
on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open at 6.30pm. Bar open at
7.00pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm.
The next morning, on Saturday 12 July, "Big Meeting Day", it will march
Bowburn's Centenary Banner and Children's Banner – both
produced to celebrate the village's centenary two years ago –
through the village and then through Durham City in the Durham Miners
A big welcome is expected in front of the Royal County Hotel when it
arrives some time after 11.00am.
It is hoped that the trip will encourage other brass banders in the
United States to travel to England, and to Durham in particular, for
brass band festivals and competitions in future years. Bowburn
villagers are hoping that the alumni of The Ohio State University
Marching Band, also known as TBDBITL (which stands for "the best damn
band in the land"!) will be attracted to visit them - if not next year,
then hopefully in 2010.
The OBB’s Director, Dr. Paul Droste, grew up in Cleveland,
Ohio and decided, at an early age, to be a school band director and
music educator. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University, The
Eastman School of Music, and a DMA in Euphonium Performance from The
University of Arizona. While a student at Ohio State, he was himself a
member of The OSU Marching Band.
He later directed this band, from 1970 till 1983, and taught in the OSU
School of Music for 25 years. In 1984, he founded the Brass Band of
Columbus and directed it for 20 years. For many years he was a brass
band clinician for Yamaha International and was responsible for
starting several British-style brass bands throughout the US.
In 2007 he became director of the OSU Marching Band Alumni Band. The
Brass Band of Columbus performed at The British Open in 2000, and the
Droste family has been to England several times for the National
Championships, and the Royal Northern Festival.
In Durham, the OSB will be performing as follows:
• Sat. 5 July 2008 - Opening for the Brighouse &
Rastrick Band concert at the Gala Theatre - 6.30pm.
• Wed. 9 July 2008 - Joint Concert with Fishburn Band at the
Durham Music Dept., Palace Green - 8.00pm.
• Fri. 11 July 2008 - Eve of Gala Concert at Bowburn Community
Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn - 7.30pm.
• Sat. 12 July 2008 - Durham Miners' Gala.
Rules Rules Rules!!! (02.07.08)
Here is an extract from an email recently received
from a Resident:
"I live in Tunstall Ave (lived here approx 15
years) and today my wife phoned me while I was at work to say that our
Wheelie Bin had not been emptied.
So I phoned the council and asked the reason
why, after about a twenty minute wait their reason was that I had
garden waste in the bin (grass cuttings) which I have been doing every
week since I don't know when.
The girl I spoke to says that we should have a
garden collection day, well we in this part of the village
I told her that some of the village has green
bins i.e. the tarmac estate as a few others but not here, So she put me
on hold again and came back with the answer that she was sorry for the
inconvenience but the refuse team leader said that they could not do
anything about it and that it was not allowed to put garden waste in
the wheelie bins , the team leader said that it was my responsibility
to bag it and take it to Coxhoe refuse site.
So after I explained about how much
council tax I paid and that I have been asking for a
green wheelie for a few years now, So before I blew a fuse I
hung up and told her that I would take the matter further.
Bike Crime (26.06.08)
A bike was stolen from outside a home today in
Way the bike was a blue bmx with silver distinctive stunt pegs on each
wheel. The bike was stolen between 11am and 2pm anyone with any
information please contact your local police who were very quick to
respond and are searching the area.
Local Man Dies On Holiday (25.06.08)
News that a local man has died while on holiday is
coming through if true we would like to send our deepest
sympathy to the family concerned.
Fish Shop Taken Over (24.06.08)
Work is under way to try and get the local fish
open for next week this is after a new manager took out a
early today. Recently the shop seems to lost a lot of trade but the new
Bowburn Fish Bar as it is to be known is hoping for better success it
will still sell Pizzas and Kebabs as well as Fish and Chips and a
delivery service will operate day and night.
Police Raid (22.06.08)
News of a incident that a raid took place at the flat
above the local Fish Shop where illegal immigrants were meant to have
been found. This story has of yet not been confirmed but was from
local residents talking we will try to confirm a.s.a.p.
Church Watch! (21.06.08)
Some more pictures to keep you up to date with the
building of the new Church.
Photos courtesy of Edwin Kelly.
Football Clubs Look to Future after
The new committee of Bowburn Youth football club
the club can be took further forward. After a recent AGM saw new
voted on to the committee. New chairman, Mr. Dean Goodchild, is hoping
more teams to what they already have and are working hard to make it a
success. If you are interested in joining the club then you can contact
Jayne Kushnirenko via the clubs website whose link
Youth Football Club or call around to the training on Tuesday
Nights at 6pm all ages welcome boys and girls .
Bowburn Athletic FC has recently been set up
Bowburn Youths old secretary Mr Alan Wilson and like the original club
they are also looking for players. You can also visit there website at Bowburn
Athletic FC to find out more details.
The roof goes up! (02.06.08)
Work on the new church roof started today
the 1st roof truss going up
gently does it!
1st one up
All installed and ready for roof
once again, thanks go to Edwin Kelly for the
Forecourt Sale (02.06.08)
This Saturday, 7th June, the 3 streets project
will hold a forecourt sale at the Community Centre from 10am till 1pm
to raise funds for the 3 streets project. There will be bric-a-brac,
books, household items, cd's etc also a tombola for those who like a
There will also be a bottle fair on inside the
Centre at the same time.
Community Fire Safety (28.05.08)
Following the serious fire in the village, the
local Fire Brigade made house calls to all houses in the area talking
about Fire-safety and also fitting smoke alarms to those who wanted
bowburn.net spoke with one of the officers in
charge and he informed us: "If anyone has missed us on our rounds -
then we ask people to contact us on 0191 332 4222 and we will make an
appointment to come and visit them."
More information on Community Fire Safety can be
found at the web site: www.ddfire.gov.uk
Fire in the village (28.05.08)
Fire-fighters were called to a serious fire in the
village last night. A house in Bede terrace was severely damaged by
fire. Luckily, everyone escaped and only minor injuries were incurred.
New church starts to take shape (28.05.08)
here are a few pictures of the church taking
shape. (pictures courtesy of Edwin Kelly)
getting to window level
Floor going down
One of the 1st holes to be dug
Another Bank Holiday Over(25.05.08)
Bowburn had another sunny fine bank holiday with the sun shining but
more and more people are going abroad despite rising costs .What should
Bowburn have on surely there could be some kinds of events in the
village on Bank Holidays .
Also after the village celebrations day and fire work display should we
hold something like that every year ?Why not visit our forum via the
link above and join in and have your say .
Bowburn Crowtrees fc names new manager and
Bowburn Crowtrees not only announced who there manager was but also a
shirt sponsor has also been found to find out who these are and more
news click on there website Bowburn
Crowtrees fc for all the latest news .
Footballs AGM (13.05.08)
Bowburn Crowtrees FC will hold there annual
Meeting this Sunday where a new manager will be named after David
Foster stepped down at the end of the season.Gary Hutchinson looks
likely to take over from David .If anyone is interested in coming along
or joining the committee in any way then email the club at
Watch out Poland (09.05.08)
Approximately 24 lads are expected to hit
airport this morning from the village on a stag weekend to
Poland.Steven Gibson and his mates are hitting the night lights of
Poland to celebrate his future wedding good luck from all at the
Bowburn village website
Another glorious day (09.05.08)
Once again the weather for today is expected to be
good as a large
number of people are expected to take holidays to soak up the weather
Drizzle is for casted for tonight.
Charity Night (08.05.08)
Locals are expected to turn out tonight at the
club to see Juke Box Jive perform for charity where proceeds will be
raised for Lung Cancer all are welcome.
Local Man Found (08.05.08)
According to locals Colin McCormick was found this
morning near to
Henderson woods by a passer by walking his dog it is thought Mr
McCormick may have been attempting to go to his garden allotment which
he once went to on a daily basis Mr McCormick has since been taken to
hospital to be checked we wish him all the best.Please note the three
stories here have not been confirmed but have come from a local source
in the village.
Local Man Goes Missing (07.05.08)
Police called of the search for local man and Ex
councilor Colin McCormick at around midnight tonight after reports he
had gone missing police on foot patrol and in the air via the
helicopter worked for a number of hours before calling off the search
until in the morning according to local sources.
Police Chase on (07.05.08)
Police cars were slowing traffic down towards the
entrance to Bowburn going northbound from the motorway today as what
looked like a tv show turned into reality as patrol cars chased down a
blue car on the motorway ,at least 3 patrol cars surrounded the car as
other police cars slowed traffic down from behindand in front
in a attempt to stop the car .
U13 Disco (07.05.08)
Watch out Liverpool (03.05.08)
Approximatly 20 lads are expected to hit Liverpool
this morning from the village on a stag weekend. Wayne Jones and his
mates are hitting the night lights of the mersey to celebrate his
future wedding good luck from all at the Bowburn village website
Yesterdays local election Results Congratulations
to Labour (02.05.08)
Jan : The Labour Party Candidate : 867 Elected
BURRISS, Rhys : Local Conservatives : 311
HAGUE, Patrick : Local Conservatives : 316
LLOYD, Katherine Adele : British National Party : 142
RIDLEY, Martin Thomas : Independent : 177
ROBINSON, Maggie : Independent : 267
WALKER, Adam Joseph : Liberal Democrats : 507
Mac : The Labour Party Candidate :963 Elected
WYNN, Robert William : Liberal Democrats : 536
Number of seats: 2 Electorate:
Have you voted (01.05.08)
Local councilors will be at Meadowfield tonight
will be counted. Local girl Jan Blakey (labour) and local
Martin Ridley (Independent) are two of the favorites, in our recent
on the site it was the Liberal Party who were favorites nationally but
who will it be locally?
Happy St George's Day (23.04.08)
Work starts (21.04.08)
Workmen have moved in to start the construction of
the new church.
Remember this (17.04.08)
Was it really only last June since the demolition
of the church?
The answer is yes - this is one of the pictures we
showed on the web site of the demolition.
Now the good News
Work begins on the New Church on Monday April 21st
and is expected to take 16 weeks to complete.
Bowburnet would like to congratulate all involved
with their fund raising efforts to get the replacement church started
in less than 12 months since the demolition of the old one!!
Well done all
Fancy going shopping? (14.04.08)
To help raise funds, the 3 streets project is
organising a shopping trip to Leeds, including the markets.
This will take place on Saturday 24th May. leaving from Bowburn
Tickets are £12 each. Anyone interested
contact 3 streets via the Community Centre
Popular Disco Returns (26.03.08)
Coming to a Community Centre near you! (26.03.08)
Community Information (26.03.08)
Do you know anyone who could benefit from a day
out? then see the information below.
Try your hand at Judo! (26.03.08)
Did you know that Bowburn had a Judo Club?
Well it does and they meet on Tuesday nights at the Community Centre
New Members are welcome & Parents are
welcome to attend
The times & sessions are:
Juniors 1st Class 6:00pm to 7:00pm
boys & girls aged 7yrs to 11yrs
Juniors 2nd Class 7:00pm to 8:00pm
boys & girls aged 12yrs to 15yrs
Tuition is by a Senior Coach of the British Judo
Association who holds a Black Belt 3rd Dan
For more information please call 0191 3770571 or
07732638150 and 0191 3773319
Local football team needs urgent help as meeting
The Bowburn Crowtrees football team who play in the Durham and District
Sunday Morning League are set to have talks this Sunday 1pm to discus
there future .
Bowburn have had football teams since a reported 1908 100 years
although this is still to be confirmed ,The local team have struggled
this season for players and have had a large number from outside of the
village to keep the club running.
Bowburn Crowtrees fact will discuss on Sunday whether or not the club
continue, ever increasing costs of over £400 / season for the
field and other costs including strips and referee bills have been paid
but the club has presently no sponsor .The committee is also looking
for members to help out selling the likes of domino cards and busters .
The main problem this year has not been money although a sponsor would
help, but players ,there just does not seem to be the local lads coming
through, and although the youth teams should help in a few years as the
teams increase it is the present team who are struggling.
If anyone is interested for next season either by playing
sponsoring or just helping out then please email the club at
BOWBURNCROWTREESFC@AOL.COM as soon as possible, we would like to wish
the team all the best and hope something can be sorted on Sunday.
Has our village been robbed ? (10.03.08)
Some local people have been commenting on the
money that has been taken from the village to help pay for the New
Durham Swimming pool ,if the figures are correct then some people are
saying that over 11 million has been took to help the ever rising costs
of the new pool if this is correct then surely the people of Bowburn
should have been told of this .If anyone knows whether this is true or
false then please email us at BOWBURNNEWS@AOL.COM so we can let
everyone know the truth.
Severe week-end winds (01.03.08)
The recent winds took down some telephone cables
yesterday. Cables in Prince Charles Avenue were blown from their
telegraph poles and local police had to perform 'tidy up' work
New Co-op Opens (01.03.08)
This week saw the re-opening of the local
Co-operative store after renovation.
Pupils from the local school were chosen to open the store
Award for Bowburn Youth Football (23.02.08)
31st January 2008 Bowburn Youth were awarded FA charter Standard
Community Club Status by the Football Association, this is the highest
award a Club can receive and Bowburn Youth FC are the first Club in the
City of Durham to receive it.
Being a Community Club involves having teams for Mini-Soccer, youth and
adults, being involved with local schools and having a Five Year
Development Plan for the Club to follow.
A Community club must provide football for everyone including disabled
players and next Season the Club will have 15 Teams with ages ranging
from 5 years to 40+.
A Bowburn Youth Official told bowburn.net,
"If things go to plan, a modified Five Year Development Plan will be
used to secure funds from the Football Foundation to allow Bowburn
Youth to deliver it's Five Year Plan. Every week we are attracting new
players and next Season should see Club membership numbers rise to over
We have great plans for the future including the introduction of
Bowburn Football Club which will have an Adults and U18's team which
will play on Saturdays and be feeder teams for our youth players, our
Five Year Plan caters for players that are not even born yet and we are
looking ahead to the future, this includes Bowburn Football Club
playing in the Football Conference League in years to come.
A lot of hard work has gone into gaining Community Club Status and now
hopefully the children of Bowburn and surrounding areas can experience
Football at a different level."
Bowburn Football Club Gets Community Club Status
The village Youth football club has received
club status one of the highest awards available more details on this to
follow in the next day or so watch this space for more details
Not to be missed!! (20.02.08)
Local girl Brenda Collins will be performing at
the Community Centre with proceeds going to the Banner Group to help
with associated costs of attending the Big Meeting.
Guaranteed to be a good night!!
Games called off as expected (17.02.08)
With the hard frost last night both Bowburn senior
football matches were called off Bowburn Hare and Greyhounds home game
due to the frost and Bowburn W.M.C. match at Washington was also called
of due to the referee not turning up. Both games are to be rearranged .
Village set for cold night(16.02.08)
News is tonight will be a very cold night tonight
temperatures about -6c expected this will cause problems on the road on
Sunday morning with Black Ice been the problem so please drive
Under 13's Disco (12.02.08)
Well, you would have to wait 4yrs to have this
disco on the same date again :-)
Quiz Nite (27.01.08)
in aid of: The Str3ets - unadopted roads project
Friday Night is Quiz Night at Bowburn Club!
Please come along on 1 February starting at 7.30pm.
Come and beat the Quiz Master.
Refreshments will be served to stimulate your
Cooperage set to re-open(23.01.08)
News is coming in today that the Cooperage pub is
set to re-open again as a public house not as flats as first thought.
Crash on Main Street (11.01.08)
There was a crash on the main road tonight just
the library after a car coming down from the post office suddenly
pulled over to park next to the methodist church.
This caused one car coming the other way to swerve
break suddenly luckily missing the car which had pulled in but a car
following hit his breaks to late going into the back of him .
There was a slight tailback as cars were coming
the village dead on five oclock it is thought no-one was badly injured
in the accident.
HAPPY NEW YEAR (01.01.08)
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT THE WEBSITE